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Clark, William Donaldson (1916–1985), journalist and international civil servant, was born at Bellister Castle, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, on 28 July 1916, the fifth son and sixth and youngest child of John McClare Clark, land agent, and his wife, Marion, daughter of Daniel Noel Jackson...

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Cudlipp, Reginald William [Reg] (1910–2005), journalist and promoter of Anglo-Japanese relations, was born on 11 December 1910 at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff, the second of three sons and second of four children of William Christopher Cudlipp, commercial traveller for a provision merchant, and his wife, ...

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Lester, Sean [formerly John Ernest] (1888–1959), journalist and international civil servant, was born John Ernest Lester on 27 September 1888 at Woodburn, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland, the son of Robert John Lester, the owner of a Belfast grocers, and Henriette Mary Ritchie. He was educated at the ...

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Manners, George (1778–1853), journal editor and diplomatist, was the fourth son of Robert Manners of Kentish Town, London. Of his mother and his early education nothing is known. He entered Lincoln's Inn on 7 March 1793, but evidently discovered activities more congenial to him than study for the bar. In 1806 he published a five-act play in verse, ...

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Michele, Charles Eastland de (1809–1898), newspaper proprietor and consul, was born at 63 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London, on 27 February 1809, the youngest of five children, and the third son of Henry de Michele (1774–1828) and his wife, Susan Manning (1770–1854). His grandfather was Italian-born. ...

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Murray, (Eustace Clare) Grenville (1824–1881), journalist and diplomatist, was the illegitimate son of Richard Grenville, second duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1797–1861); his mother's details are not known. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1848, and was entered as a student of the ...

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Southern, Henry (1799–1853), journalist and diplomatist, was born at York, the son of Richard Southern, a barber. After attending school in York he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 31 December 1814, graduated BA in 1819 as twenty-second senior optime, and proceeded MA in 1822. On 23 January 1822 he became a member of the ...